Read e-book online The "Alexandreis" of Walter of Chatilon: A Twelfth-Century PDF

By David Townsend

ISBN-10: 0812233476

ISBN-13: 9780812233476

Written someday within the 1170s, Walter of Chatillon's Latin epic at the lifetime of Alexander the good loomed as huge on literary horizons because the works on Jean de Meun, Dante, or Boccaccio. inside a couple of many years of its composition, the poem had develop into a regular textual content of the literary curriculum. almost all authors of the 13th via 15th centuries knew the poem. And a unprecedented 200 surviving manuscripts, elaborately annotated, attest either to the recognition of the Alexandreis and to the care with which it was once learn via its medieval audience.

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